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Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2011 / Notices responses is evenly divided among the exchanges. Since approximately 630 responses under Rule 12d2–2 and Form 25 for the purpose of delisting and/or deregistration of equity securities are received annually by the Commission from the national securities exchanges, the resultant aggregate annual reporting hour burden would be, assuming on average one hour per response, 630 annual burden hours for all exchanges (15 exchanges × an average of 42 responses per exchange × 1 hour per response). In addition, since approximately 118 responses are received by the Commission annually from issuers wishing to remove their securities from listing and registration on exchanges, the Commission staff estimates that the aggregate annual reporting hour burden on issuers would be, assuming on average one reporting hour per response, 118 annual burden hours for all issuers (118 issuers × 1 response per issuer × 1 hour per response). Accordingly, the total annual hour burden for all respondents to comply with Rule 12d2–2 is 748 hours (630 hours for exchanges + 118 hours for issuers). The related internal labor costs associated with these burden hours are $40,784.50 total ($33,232.50 for exchanges ($52.75 per response × 630 responses) and $7,552 for issuers ($64 per response × 118 responses)). Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Comments should be directed to: Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, Virginia 22312 or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted within 60 days of this notice. Dated: September 13, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–23802 Filed 9–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Sep 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 10b–17; SEC File No. 270–427; OMB Control No. 3235–0476. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) a request for approval of extension of the existing collection of information provided for in the following rule: Rule 10b–17 (17 CFR 240.10b–17). Rule 10b–17 requires any issuer of a class of securities publicly traded by the use of any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce or of the mails or of any facility of any national securities exchange to give notice of the following specific distributions relating to such class of securities: (1) A dividend or other distribution in cash or in kind other than interest payments on debt securities; (2) a stock split or reverse stock split; or (3) a rights or other subscription offering. Notice shall be either given to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. as successor to the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. or in accordance with the procedures of the national securities exchange upon which the securities are registered. The Commission may exempt an issuer of over-the-counter (but not listed) securities from the notice requirement. The requirements of 10b–17 do not apply to redeemable securities of registered open-end investment companies or unit investment trusts. The information required by Rule 10b–17 is necessary for the execution of the Commission’s mandate under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to prevent fraudulent, manipulative, and deceptive acts and practices. The Commission has found that not requiring formal notices of the types of distributions covered by Rule 10b–17 has led to a number of abuses including purchasers not being aware of their rights to such distributions. It is only through formal notice of the distribution, including the date of the distribution, that current holders, potential buyers, or potential sellers of the securities at issue will know their PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 57771 rights to the distribution. Therefore, it is only through formal notice that investors can make an informed decision as to whether to buy or sell a security. There are approximately 10,137 respondents per year. These respondents make approximately 22,093 responses per year. Each response takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thus, the total compliance burden per year is 3,682 burden hours. The total internal labor cost for the respondents, associated with producing and filing the reports, is approximately $238,188.58. The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. Background documentation for this information collection may be viewed at the following link, http:// www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an e-mail to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: September 12, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–23725 Filed 9–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [SEC File No. 270–36; OMB Control No. 3235–0028] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 20549–0213. Extension: Rule 17f–2(d). Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 57772 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 180 / Friday, September 16, 2011 / Notices and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the existing collection of information provided for in Rule 17f-2(d) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (‘‘Act’’). The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval. Rule 17f–2(d) requires that records produced pursuant to the fingerprinting requirements of Section 17(f)(2) of the Act be maintained; permits the designated examining authorities of broker-dealers or members of exchanges, under certain circumstances, to store and maintain records required to be kept by this rule; and permits the required records to be maintained on microfilm. The general purpose for Rule 17f–2 is to: (i) Identify security risk personnel; (ii) provide criminal record information so that employers can make fully informed employment decisions; and (iii) deter persons with criminal records from seeking employment or association with covered entities. The rule enables the Commission or other examining authority to ascertain whether all required persons are being fingerprinted and whether proper procedures regarding fingerprint are being followed. Retention of these records for the term of employment of all personnel plus three years ensures that law enforcement officials will have easy access to fingerprint cards on a timely basis. This in turn acts as an effective deterrent to employee misconduct. Approximately 5,300 respondents are subject to the recordkeeping requirements of the rule. Each respondent keeps approximately 60 new records per year, which takes approximately 2 minutes per record for the respondent to maintain, for an annual burden of approximately 2 hours (60 records times 2 minutes) per respondent or a total annual burden of approximately 10,300 hours (5,300 respondents times 2 hours) for all respondents. All records subject to the rule must be retained for the term of employment plus 3 years. In addition, we estimate the total cost to respondents is approximately $119,000. ($53,000 in estimate third party storage costs plus $66,000 in capital and start up costs). The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Sep 15, 2011 Jkt 223001 Background documentation for this information collection may be viewed at the following link, http:// www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an e-mail to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi PavlikSimon, 6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: September 13, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. Dated: September 12, 2011. Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary. September 12, 2011 [FR Doc. 2011–23726 Filed 9–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meeting Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94–409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on September 19, 2011 at 10 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L–002. The subject matters of the Open Meeting will be: Item 1: The Commission will consider whether to propose a new rule under Section 621 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Public Law 111–203, to implement the prohibition under Section 621 regarding material conflicts of interest relating to certain securitizations. Item 2: The Commission will consider whether to propose new rules under Section 764(a) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to provide for the registration of security-based swap dealers and major security-based swap participants. Commissioner Paredes, as duty officer, determined that no earlier notice thereof was possible. At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact: The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551–5400. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2011–23918 Filed 9–14–11; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–65315; File No. SR–EDGX– 2011–28] Self-Regulatory Organizations; EDGX Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating To Amendments to EDGX Rules Regarding the Registration and Obligations of Market Makers Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on August 30, 2011, EDGX Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘EDGX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Chapter XI of the EDGX rulebook to add four new rules regarding the registration and obligations of market makers and amend Rule 1.5 to add definitions of ‘‘Market Maker’’ and ‘‘Market Maker Authorized Trader.’’ The Exchange also proposes to amend Rule 8.15, Interpretation .01 to expand the list of violations eligible for disposition under the Exchange’s Minor Rule Violation Plan (‘‘MRVP’’) by adding Rule 11.21(a)(1). The Exchange also proposes to amend EDGX Rule 14.1, entitled ‘‘Unlisted Trading Privileges,’’ to restrict trading activities of market makers, and impose a series of reporting and recordkeeping requirements on market makers. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.directedge.com, at the Exchange’s principal office, and at the Public Reference Room of the Commission. 1 15 2 17 E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 16SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2011)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[SEC File No. 270-36; OMB Control No. 3235-0028]


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, Washington, DC 
20549-0213.

Extension: Rule 17f-2(d).

    Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the Securities

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and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') is soliciting comments on the 
existing collection of information provided for in Rule 17f-2(d) under 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78a et seq.) (``Act''). 
The Commission plans to submit this existing collection of information 
to the Office of Management and Budget for extension and approval.
    Rule 17f-2(d) requires that records produced pursuant to the 
fingerprinting requirements of Section 17(f)(2) of the Act be 
maintained; permits the designated examining authorities of broker-
dealers or members of exchanges, under certain circumstances, to store 
and maintain records required to be kept by this rule; and permits the 
required records to be maintained on microfilm. The general purpose for 
Rule 17f-2 is to: (i) Identify security risk personnel; (ii) provide 
criminal record information so that employers can make fully informed 
employment decisions; and (iii) deter persons with criminal records 
from seeking employment or association with covered entities. The rule 
enables the Commission or other examining authority to ascertain 
whether all required persons are being fingerprinted and whether proper 
procedures regarding fingerprint are being followed. Retention of these 
records for the term of employment of all personnel plus three years 
ensures that law enforcement officials will have easy access to 
fingerprint cards on a timely basis. This in turn acts as an effective 
deterrent to employee misconduct.
    Approximately 5,300 respondents are subject to the recordkeeping 
requirements of the rule. Each respondent keeps approximately 60 new 
records per year, which takes approximately 2 minutes per record for 
the respondent to maintain, for an annual burden of approximately 2 
hours (60 records times 2 minutes) per respondent or a total annual 
burden of approximately 10,300 hours (5,300 respondents times 2 hours) 
for all respondents. All records subject to the rule must be retained 
for the term of employment plus 3 years. In addition, we estimate the 
total cost to respondents is approximately $119,000. ($53,000 in 
estimate third party storage costs plus $66,000 in capital and start up 
costs).
    The Commission may not conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information unless it displays a currently valid control number. No 
person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a 
collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a 
valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number.
    Background documentation for this information collection may be 
viewed at the following link, http://www.reginfo.gov. Comments should 
be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange 
Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, 
Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an e-mail to: Shagufta_Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) Thomas Bayer, Director/Chief Information 
Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, c/o Remi Pavlik-Simon, 
6432 General Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22312 or send an e-mail to: 
PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days 
of this notice.

    Dated: September 12, 2011.
Elizabeth M. Murphy,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2011-23726 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am]
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